Thursday, August 12, 2010

Discovery Travel & Living, Hallmark Channel to be rebranded

Discovery Travel & Living the lifestyle channel of Discovery Networks will be rebranded as "TLC " commencing September 1st 2010. "TLC" which stood for "The Learning Channel" earlier has moved away from its initial concept and positioned itself as a lifestyle channel. This is part of a global initiative by Discovery Networks to roll out TLC globally.

Hallmark Channel will be rebranded as "DIVA Universal" on 19th September 2010. The channel will be introducing a wide range of new programmes such as "Top Chef" & will be introducing new season of programmes such "The Biggest Looser Asia". With it's launch DIVA Universal will be the first Universal brand channel to be available in Sri Lanka.


26 comments:

Rasika said...

3zzz,
even after getting frequencies, it seems that there is not any hurry from ABC side to resume the services of Sha or Sun. Is there any problem?

3zzz said...

Fallon Ranasinghe was crowned Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka for Miss World 2010 at the finale held in Mount Lavinia Hotel in Colombo last night August 10th. (Grand Finale due to be ON AIR tonight(13th) on Derana)

Fallon Ranasinghe is a professional model in Sri Lanka. She will represent Sri Lanka in Miss World 2010 pageant in Sanya, China this October.

The first runner-up was Shalini Rajapaksha.
The second runner-up was Shashi Fernando.

Rasika said...

Dear 3zzz,
thanks for you detailed and well described reply. it seems that you are very much sound with these developments and technical details. it is a pleasure to have a dialog with a person like you. thanks for the info

Sam said...

Any one know About Bus TV ?

I Have Seen it 2 times I Cant Remember The Logo Its Says Bus tv .It was on bus i Sow this .In Side the Bus There was a Tv Set And They TeleCast A Channel called Bus Tv .

Thing Is today Also I Sow A Bus that Mention Bus tv and Inside The Bus There was a Tv .

幸家陳瑋齊 said...

好中意你的BLOG阿~加油!............................................................

Thilibachander said...
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Chander said...

News from a person @ ABC that SHA & SUN will be back soon. Sha with Sinhala,Hindi Nonstop baila hits......

More ABC made announcements for young DJ's as New Generation Of Hiru for their new broadcasts.......

Does anyone knows about their progression through TV Networks? Pls update on that.

There was a news ABC got Channel 9 Network's frequencies. What is Channel 9 Network?

翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

融會貫通的智慧,永遠不會被遺忘。..................................................

佳張張張張燕張張張張張 said...

活是一種鍛鍊靈魂的東西..................................................................

Kumar said...

Can anyone watch Dialog DVB-T ? Have they stopped??

What is Sumathi TV, there are 4 channels but no picture?

翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

幸福不是一切,人還有責任。..................................................... ............

瑰潼 said...

善言能贏得聽眾,善聽才能贏得朋友。......................................................................

Sam said...

Any One know About Mal Media Network ?

Cuurently They Have Mal Radio ,Mal Tv And Sky FM And They Are Covering SabaraGamuwa Province

MAL MEDIA NETWORK (Group) .. MAL MEDIA NETWORKS has 3 media Networks in Sri Lanka. Our media networks are covered in Sabaragamuwa Province(Sri Lanka)...

佳陳容 said...

你的部落格感覺很棒,nice job!............................................................

Nalin Kiing said...

Guys,

Do you guys have any clue about AXN free to air channel? Do you guys know who doing it?

3zzz said...

Sam :>
Bus TV operated by a company called ASIAN VISION. They have installed a setup box which has a hard disk in it on selected inter-city buses. Programs are loaded for a week.

MAL Media Network run by a web solution company. They have hired the frequency of 97.2 (only Ratnapura city limits) which belongs to TELSHAN (Mr.Shan) Its not a professional channel.

Chander:>
ABC havent got any Channel-9 frequencies but they try to get the broadcasting rights of Channel-9 network in Sri Lanka.

Kumar:>
Dialog has stopped DVB-T project at the moment. Since Rupavahini has started DVB-T2 (newest technology) in Kokavil, now Dialog also trying to shift to DVB-T2

Sumathi TV means 'Sporting Times' (Horse Race) you have to have a setup box to recieve it

Nalin Kiing:>
which frequency are you getting AXN free-to-air? is it CH 38? Then it must be ABC! coz heard that they r time to time testing their TV transmitter

Nalin Kiing said...

3zzz,

AXN Free-to-air channel isn't a UHF channel, its VHF channel located in somewhere between Rupavahini (VHF 05) & ITN (VHF 12). You can watch it after 8pm.

Kumar said...

Thx 3zzz
Why Rupavahini started testing in Kokavil? When will Dialog resume DVB-T

3zzz said...

Nalin Kiing:>
Currenly operating VHF channels are;
VHF 03 TNL
VHF 05 Rupavahini
VHF 07 Rupavahini (Pidurutalagala)
VHF 09 Vasantham
VHF 11 Channel Eye/ Nethra
VHF 12 ITN

has to rechecked again who is using which channel to telecast AXN. Will see


Kumar:>
from Kokavil you can cover entire Northern part of the country. That means from Vavniya to Point Padro, Thaleimanner to Trincomalee

even today Jaffna ppl use to have setup boxes to watch TV. since there were no local tv towers there during the war time Indian setup box were very popular there.

even after SLRC, MBC, ITN put up their tower ppl rarely watch local channel. they are addicted to indian channels with setup boxes.

so its easy for SLRC to go for DVB-T in that region when it comes to selling aspect.

from the engineering point of view. if you can put up a very tall tower in Kokavil u can even cover south india from it. so its easy and more economical way to start DVB-T from that region.

Nalin Kiing said...

3zzz,

I think there is one thing want to be corrected,

As far as I know Channel Eye/Nethra's Colombo channel number is VHF 7. So there aren't any channel in between Vasantham TV & ITN in Colombo area.

Rasika said...

yes, it is right there is nothing on VHF 8, 10 & 11 in Colombo area. sometimes ago, it was mentioned in TRC VHF allocation list that there were few VHF frequencies were allocated to VOA (Voice of asia) but now it is not mentioned in the list.

Nalin Kiing said...

Rasika,

May be you got misunderstand what I said. What I tried to say before is, officially (for my knowledge)there's nothing on VHF 10 & 11, BUT now there's a channel in that range in Colombo area (I have no idea about outstation areas)named AXN. So Rasika, if you can find any info about who's operating this channel, please share that information with us.

Kumar said...

Dialog DTV singal available today, but couldn't receive any channels, Can anybody receive any channels?

NP said...

Does anyone know what’s the multi colored fiber cable laying underground in Colombo, Kandy, Galle,etc districts?. Kavuruhri eke wisthara dannawada?

Rasika said...

These are operational VHF frequencies in Srilanka
1 Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation Nuwara Eliya 5 OPERATIONAL
2 Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation Nuwara Eliya 7 OPERATIONAL
3 Independant Television Network Ltd Deniyaya 9 OPERATIONAL
4 Independant Television Network Ltd Karagahatenna 9 OPERATIONAL
5 Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation Namunukula 10 OPERATIONAL
6 Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation Kandy 10 OPERATIONAL
7 Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation Suriyakanda 11 OPERATIONAL
8 Telshan Network (Pvt) Ltd Karagahatenna 11 OPERATIONAL
9 Independant Television Network Ltd Yatiyantota 12 OPERATIONAL
10 Independant Television Network Ltd Nayabedda 12 OPERATIONAL

SS Wanni Arachchige said...

I am in Gampaha, and today I got a DVB-T usb receiver. I did not get any singal yet even after several scans with different parameters. I checked trc website too, but could not find any frequency and other parameters. totally helpless now. Anyone knows about these freuqncy parametsrs?